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The Tara Brooch is a Celtic brooch of about 700 AD generally considered to be the most impressive of over 50 elaborate Irish brooches to have been discovered. It was found in 1850 and rapidly recognised as one of the most important works of early Christian Irish Insular art; Plenty of knotworked symbolisms it is now displayed in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin. ♣ ॐ}*{ॐ

Luckenbooth Brooches from Edinburgh, Scotland in the 1700's were traditionally exchanged between lovers on betrothal. Features two interwined hearts, Scotland's Thistle, and Mary Queen of Scot's crown.

Ireland is an ancient country and has been home to several civilisations over thousands of years. Some of the important symbols used by these ancient communities have come to be symbols of Ireland itself and mean a great deal to many people who are proud of their Irish heritage. Find out about them on Ireland Calling.